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Rethinking Social Sciences

The study of the social sciences in India began with British attempts to understand their colonial experience, but soon evolved its own distinct discourse, one that would in turn spearhead social reform in India. But with the new challenges currently facing social science discipline, its survival now depends on the new issues that it will be able to generate and answer.

National Renewal Fund and Welfare of Working Classes

of Working Classes K S Chalam With the industries not taking skill upgradation seriously, and most of the amount obtained under voluntary retirement scheme being exhausted in discharging family responsibilities, the workers, especially those belonging to the SC and OBC categories, hardly stand to benefit from the National Renewal Fund.

Union Budget and Decline in Educational Effort

The budget proposals and the budget rigidity towards education in the central sector might bring educational inequalities in the long run because they indirectly encourage private sector growth in education.

Caste Reservations and Equality of Opportunity in Education

Caste reservations have been available in educational institutions for the last four decades in India. What has been the impact of this policy on the target groups? An attempt is made here to assess the costs and benefits of the policy through examining enrolment ratios by caste categories and the number and amount of expenditure on post-matric scholarships. The author also examines the employment status of educated scheduled caste and tribe candidates.

Social Linkages of Artisans with Technology

tension, and his focus is on the rich and powerful Mangaraj. To say that Fakirmohan was not interested in agrarian tension amounts to a gross misunderstanding of Chhamtina Athaguntha, it also reveals misunderstanding of agrarian tension as a human event. The whole novel concerns itself with a series of crucial displacements affecting the owners of land. In actuality, agrarian tension is not visible here in terms of slogans, banners, and marches; it is so pervasive in the novel that it shapes the psyche of almost all the characters. It is here that the historian/social scientist ought to be more responsive to the narrative and linguistic strategies adopted by a novelist.
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